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Today's News

  • College of Central Florida news briefs

    CF to offer information sessions
    on 4-year degrees

    The College of Central Florida will hold information sessions for new four-year degree programs in Early Childhood Education and Business and Organizational Management. CF is now accepting applications for fall semester, which begins Aug. 22.
    Sessions will be held on Monday, Aug. 1, at noon and 5:30 p.m. The sessions will begin in the lobby of the University Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Breakout sessions will be held for each of the degrees.

  • Levy school food director heads state group

    Special to the Citizen
    Two Levy County District Food Service employees have been elected to leadership positions in the  Florida School Nutrition Association during the group's recent meeting in Orlando.

  • Family Fun Day at Manatee Springs

     Manatee Springs State Park will host Family Fun Day this Saturday  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
       Participants can enjoy games such as the three-legged race, sponge game and more. There will be competitive races for family teams. Events are set up for every visitor to safely participate with little or no assistance required. All activities are free with park admission.
       For more information, visit www.floridastateparks.org.

  • SVP's Golden Gravel Awards Saturday

       The Suwannee Valley Players will host its second annual Golden Gravel Awards Saturday at 7 p.m. at BubbaQue's Banquet Room in Chiefland.

  • Community Calendar for the Week of July 21

    Through August 12

    4-H Summer Camps
    The Levy County 4-H hosts a variety of camps at the Bronson Agricultural Center this summer. Campers must be at least 8 years old by the date of the camp. The cost is $25 per camp or $50 for ATV camp. Camps are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Camp fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, field trips and recreation.

  • Sexual offenders register addresses

       Two sexual predators and one sexual offender — Kevin Michael Schroeder, 48; Brian Michael Hodge, 30,  and Jose Saul Bruno, 42 — have each registered a new address with the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

  • Chiefland man arrested on sales tax charge

    Auto body repair shop owner James Ballengee, 46, of Chiefland is free on $5,000 bond after being arrested on a charge of taking more than $78,000 in state sales taxes from his customers and not passing it on to the state, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

  • Blair trial delayed again

    The federal trial of former Levy County economic development director Pamela Williams Blair, indicted in one of a series of high-profile public corruption cases, has been postponed again from Aug. 1 to Oct. 17.
    The trial on a November 2008 indictment on one charge of lying to the FBI was originally set for early 2009, but has been delayed a number of times for various reasons. Blair has denied the charge.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for July 21

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n July 14, James Gordon Ballengee, 46, Chiefland, failure to remit sales tax, refusal to pay or file return. Bond $5,000.
    n July 15, William Douglas Birchfield, 54, Williston, possession of ammo by a convicted Florida felon. Bond $75,000.
    n July 13, Terry Leon Byrd, 48, Immokalee, DWLSR. Bond $500.

  • GED Graduates

    Summerlyn A. Apple, with Honors, Trenton
    Savannah J. Beckham, Cedar Key
    Christian V. Davis, Chiefland
    Nicholas T. Dukes, Trenton
    S. Tyler Gent, Chiefland
    Vinson N. Grimm, Williston
    Darlene E. Holyk, Trenton
    Aquanette D. Hooker, Alachua County
    Christian M. Labanowitz, Bronson
    Jamie M. Markello, Chiefland
    KellyAnn Marsicano, with Honors, Bell
    Amy M. Phillips, Gilchrist County
    Brandy P. Polk, with Honors, Chiefland
    William C. Reinhardt, Jr., (not pictured)